Transitioning from Sync Services with Daylite 3 to CalDAV/CardDAV with Daylite 4 and 5.

Info: This page is for legacy software and has been archived. This will not receive updates in the future


In Daylite 3.x, synchronization of your Daylite data with Address Book and iCal utilizes Apple Sync Services. This technology only allows you to synchronize your local Address Book and iCal data with Daylite.

In Daylite 4, instead of Apple Sync Services, the synchronization technology used to share contact and calendar data is CardDAV and CalDAV. Due to this, the behaviour of the sync has changed with Daylite 4.

Daylite 3 Daylite 4/Daylite 5
Syncs to Address Book and iCal on Mac using Sync Services technology Share contacts/calendars with Address Book, iCal and other apps on your Mac, iPhone or iPad using CardDAV and CalDAV technology
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Ability to sync your calendars in Daylite with iCal (local calendars) Share calendars in your "My Calendar" view which will appear as a single calendar in iCal or other apps you choose to share it with
Ability to sync your tasks in Daylite with iCal (local calendars) Sharing tasks with other apps are not supported
Sync calendars where you are the owner/invitee and have a category assigned to it Sync calendars that show in your "My Calendar" view regardless of the category assigned to it
Does not have the ability to view subscription based calendars in Daylite See your calendars from iCloud, Google calendars, CalDAV or other subscription-based calendars
Ability to sync the entire Address Book into Daylite or specify a 'Daylite' group Share all Daylite contacts or specific contacts belonging to the 'Shared People' and 'Shared Companies' list with Address Book or other apps on your Mac, iPhone or iPad
Ability to map categories assigned to contacts as groups in Address Book Mapping categories assigned to contacts as groups in Address Book is not supported

Scenario:

I'm syncing Daylite 3 with Address Book and iCal on my Mac. I wish to upgrade to Daylite 4 and share my contacts and calendar data with Address Book, iCal and my devices (iPhone/iPad).

Solution (migration and Daylite Server Admin setup):

  1. Launch Daylite 3 and go to Daylite > Preferences.
  2. Click Synchronization.
  3. Click the button to 'Turn Syncing Off.'
  4. Create a backup of Address Book, iCal and Daylite.
  5. Migrate your Daylite 3 database to Daylite 4 (refer to the Daylite 4 user guide for this).
  6. Once the migration is complete, you must ensure that you have configured Daylite Server Admin 4 properly and set up your network settings appropriately. If you have multiple Daylite databases hosted on Daylite Server Admin 4, you must set one specific database as your primary database. (refer to the Daylite 4 user guide for network setup info).

Calendar sharing:

You can see your calendars from iCloud, Google or other services in Daylite. Subscribing to external calendars.

You can also publish Daylite's "My Calendar" in iCal and other applications on your Mac, iphone or iPad using CalDAV. Sharing your Daylite calendar using CalDAV

Contact sharing

You can share contacts from Daylite with Address Book and other applications on your Mac, iPhone and iPad using CardDAV. Daylite enables you to share either all your contacts, or, only those contacts in the “Shared People” and “Shared Companies” lists which can be specified in the preferences. Sharing your Daylite contacts using CardDAV

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